This is the trailer for my favorite Bogart flick, The Big Sleep. It's my favorite for several reasons, but primarily because it introduced me to Raymond Chandler's excellent Novels. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: murder, mystery, crime, Bogart, Bacall
As a nationally prominent reviewer said it's a "Chinatown" wannabe. True, but it also is an engaging and watchable crime thriller which goes off in strange and unexpected directions. Good cast. TRIVIA: Look for uncredited cameos by Rob Lowe and Bruce Dern Topics: movie trailers, crime dramas, crime thrillers, political corruption, Nick Nolte, Melenie Griffith,...
An out-of-work war vet turns to crime. Lacks the punch of pre-code gangster films like "Scarface." Incredibly hokey ending. Topics: movie trailers, crime dramas, gangsters, bootlegers, James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart
Crime thriller with a flawed plot and Ben Affleck badly miscast as an ex-con. Look for the DVD in your supermarket's bargain bin. Topics: movie trailers, thrillers, crime thrillers, Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron
Adapted from Robert Sherwood's Broadway play, and it shows. Most of the scenes are interiors and rather talky. Which is a problem when movies become theatrical instead of cinematic. However, in this case powerful performances make it work. Topics: movie trailers, suspense dramas, crime dramas, Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart
A crime action drama based on real events chronicled in the non-ficrion book by Robin Moore. Multiple oscar winner including best picture and best actor (Hackman). TRIVIA: The character Popeye Doyle is based on NYPD detective Eddie Egan who also was the basis for a character in "Sweet Smell of Success." Steve McQueen, Lee Marvin; James Caan and Peter Boyle turned down the role of Popeye Doyle. "The French Connection" was the first R-rated film to win a best picture oscar. Topics: movie trailers, crime dramas, action dramas, drug smuggling, Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Ferrando...
Mr. Moto finds himself up against international spies as they attempt to start another world war. Topics: Mr. Moto's Last Warning, last warning, mystery, drama, suspense, crime, Nuray, Nuray Media, Nuray...
The seriocomic cop caper that was Eddie Murphy's big-screen debut and which launched him into Hollywood stardom. Followed eight years later by "Another 48 Hours." Topics: movie trailers, action comedies, crime, Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole
The Coen brothers' acclaimed foray into gangster land where treachery and violence are the rules of the game. Topics: movie trailers, crime dramas, gangsters, Gabriel Byne, Albert Finney, John Turturro
A burned-out city cop is sent on a pursuit assignment in farm country. The rural scenes were shot in Granby, Colorado. a.k.a. "Dark Highway" Topics: movie trailers, crime dramas, suspense dramas, Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino, Ward Bond